The Bayliner 160 outboard bowrider measures 4.93m in length overall and offers one of the largest cockpits in its class. According to Bayliner, the availability of space was a key facet of the design of the 160, allowing designers to maximise storage and seating capacity, while ensuring there is still plenty of room to move about the entire boat.
The Bayliner 160 can accommodate five people comfortably in its spacious cockpit with standard bucket seats. Extra bow seating can be accessed through the centre opening wrap-around tempered safety glass.
Other features include convenient underseat storage and an integrated transom platform that makes entry safe and easy. The helm offers waterproof instruments that are easy to understand, even for first-time boaties, says Bayliner.
A range of horsepower options is available. Fitted with either a two- or four-stroke outboard motor from Mercury, the 160 will accelerate and provide great performance for a variety of watersport activities.
To complete the Bayliner 160 package, the boat is paired with a galvanised, disc-braked trailer and equipped with an optional bimini top and bow cover.
Enquiries: Berowra Waters Wholesale, tel: 1800 802 444. Web:www.berowrawaterswholesale.com.au.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409
The all-new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 was designed by renowned yacht designer Philippe Briand. The result, says Jeanneau, is a modern and elegant yacht with contemporary hull chines, graceful lines and an uncluttered deck.
The innovative deck layout has headsail and mainsail sheets that lead back to primary winches on both sides and are within easy reach of the helmsperson. All lines are led back under the coach roof to make moving about safer.
Enquiries: Jeanneau Australia. Web: www.jeanneauaustralia.com.
Van Munster Sanctuary 620
Van Munster Boats, exclusive builders of high-performance 18ft skiffs, has drawn on its 45 years of boatbuilding experience to design and build the Sanctuary 620.
Fully trailerable, the Sanctuary 620 is easy to handle at 6.2m and 1240kg. There is ample storage space located underneath the spacious seating arrangements, as well as full walk-around access within the cockpit.
Van Munster Boats claims the Sanctuary 620’s manoeuvrability is aided by the aerofoil-shaped rudder, and the prop is protected by the full-length keel and a moulded heel.
The modern fibreglass construction has traditional features, such as Burmese teak decking and trim, gunwales that are finished with laminated Australian hardwood and 316 stainless steel rubbing strips to complement the classic style. Located under the helmsman’s seat is a dual-compartment icebox.
The Yanmar 30hp shaft-drive diesel engine is capable of pushing the classically-styled carvel hull to a top speed of 14 knots (26km/h) and ensures economy all day at a more relaxed 7-knot (13km/h) cruising speed.
The Sanctuary 620 is built locally by skilled Australian craftsmen, who use only the highest quality materials and fittings to ensure that every boat has the longevity and reliability for which Van Munster boats are renowned, says the manufacturer.
Enquiries: Van Munster Boats, tel: (02) 4973 6661. Web:www.vanmunsterboats.com.